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Réveillon in Kanchanaburi

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Year-end parties coming up, time to gather family and friends, eat a lot, write texts with reflections and a promise of improvement in the future. Fleeing somewhat of the conventional, and tired of the hordes of foreign tourists, I decided to leave Bangkok to toast the entry of the year 2018. Since I was planning…

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Cultural Shock

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Cultural shock. Two words. A complicated concept. Shock: violent encounter, with impact or abrupt concussion, between two bodies; a collision. Culture: a set of artistic, social, linguistic and behavioral manifestations of people or civilization Putting together the two words we have a conflict of values, customs and beliefs. What you consider normal and routine, can…

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The Great Wall of Tonsai

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Finally time to enjoy the crystal clear waters and natural Thai beauties. Bangkok is a city that offers many options, but the chaotic transit and excessive pollution, makes an exit to the coast necessary. With Christmas (which is not celebrated here, because of its Buddhist majority) came the perfect opportunity. At a good price, it…

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Thailand, the land of smiles

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Thailand, the land of smiles! A poster with this phrase already alerted me to this fact in some hostel in the past. For the second consecutive year I was going to get rid of the harsh German winter and I could not be happier about it. The arrival in Bangkok was peaceful, although it lasted…

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Persian Identity

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The traditional city of Kashan looks immersed in your locality. The use of materials and resources of the environment itself makes the city interesting. Its natural beautiful is due to the contrast between the extent Central Desert of Iran and an oasis landscape. At the first sight, or I would say at the first brick,…

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The Ultimate Revenge

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Today I propose the ultimate revenge! It does not sound polite, neither respectful, but who cares? Have you ever been surrounded by Chinese when traveling? You just found the best frame for your picture, and the same time you shoot the camera a horde of them appear all of a sudden in front of it….

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Bagan, Bagan and more Bagan

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Bagan. Myanmar. Burma. Land of more than 3 thousand temples dating from the 9th century. Land of tourists nowadays, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Land of special people, awesome kids and expensive hostels. The temples were being rebuilt due to an earthquake, and on their surroundings lots of vendors are appearing, some even speaking Spanish…

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Yangon, the old capital

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Yangon. Former capital and biggest city of Myanmar. A place that has not been on my plans, but embraced me with its Temples, Pagodas and vivid mixture of ethnic groups. It is possible to observe an intense influence of Chinese, Indian and British here. Buddhist monks share their space and cigarettes (yes, it is weird…

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Cheating in Myanmar

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I have a confession to make. Today I cheated. After sleeping in a monastery at the top of Mt. Zwegabin, it was time to go down the approximate 2,000 steps and see where the road would bring me. The hitchhiking feeling was exploding inside of me. The main goal was reaching Yangon, former capital of…

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Angkor What?

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One of the best things about traveling around Southeast Asia is the lack of planning. Arriving in an unknown city without a place to stay, discovering the next city you will travel spontaneously, walking through local markets to discover traditional food, exchanging information with people you have never seen before in your life. The possibilities…

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